Grateful Dead Live at William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary on 1978-04-15
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Friend Of The Devil
Brown Eyed Women
Let It Grow
Playing In The Band ->
Not Fade Away ->
Around And Around
One More Saturday Night
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue William And Mary Hall - College Of William And MaryLocation Williamsburg, VASource See info fileLineage See info fileTaped by See info fileTransferred by Chris Chappell
An excellent Miller SBD made this matrix very enjoyable
to do. The Wagner AUD is nice, and although distant at
first, it does improve and adds extra energy into an
already raging performance. Half-Step, Bertha> Good Lovin',
and the only Dew of '78 are highlights.
Thanks to Charlie Miller for the kind SBD, and to Bob wagner
for recording the AUD and David Minches for the transfer.
Artwork by Paul Gilbert - thanks!
The SBD needed to be pitched up between 2 and 7 cents starting at
Friend 'O through Sunrise. For the rest of the show the SBD had to be
pitched up 10 cents. The AUD on average had to be pitched down between
-2 and -5 cents until Playin', and for the remainder of the show, the
AUD was pitched up on average 3 cents. The AUD was synched to the SBD.
- Sonic Quality/Matrix ratio
No EQ was applied to either source. Waves L2 was used to avoid square
waves, the levels rarely hitting zero. If I had to guess, the SBD/AUD
ratio would be somewhere around 3:1.
The following are places where the SBD and AUD had splices, holes or
incomplete coverage in reference to the final matrix timeline.
s1t01 (0:00 - 0:52) - missing (crowd)
s1t01 (9:59 - 10:33) - missing (crowd)
s1t04 (7:07 - 7:25) - missing (crowd)
s1t05 (4:30 - 4:41) - missing (crowd)
s1t06 (5:17 - 6:00) - missing (crowd)
s1t08 (7:00 - 7:18) - missing (crowd)
s2t01 (0:00 - 0:39) - missing (crowd)
s2t03 (6:47 - 7:31) - missing (crowd)
s2t04 (7:28 - 7:46) - missing (crowd)
s2t08 (6:42 - 7:01) - missing
s2t10 (8:21 - 9:48) - missing (crowd)
s1t01 (10:38 - 11:13) - missing (crowd)
s1t03 (4:28 - 4:53) - missing (crowd)
s1t07 (14:27 - 14:44) - missing (crowd)
s2t03>4 (7:53 - 0:03) - missing first few notes
s2t04 (8:31 - 9:50) - missing (crowd)
s2t07 (2:07 + 2:10) - eliminated dropouts
s2t08 (0:26 - 0:35) - missing
Note that alot of the missing elements are just crowd segments, except
for the AUD missing the first few notes of Candyman, and both sources
missing sections of NFA, thankfully not in the same place, thus full
coverage is achieved.
June 8, 2014
It Happened On Parents Day!!!
Saturday morning, 8AM. Bill Whitbeck and his date Meredith picked me up and we began partying. Drove from Norfolk,Va., to "CW" (Colonial Williamsburg) in his tan Ford Pinto, and when we arrived about 9-ish the parking lot was already half-full of die-hard NY, NJ, PA, New England and fans from all over. It was one big pre-show party. My stick-man, Bill, had attended W&M, graduating in '76 and knew lots of folks there, many whom I'd met over the years. We hooked up with Steve Wilkerson, Jim Puckett, Tom Puckett (No relation to Jim, just good friends). We were drinking some "cold ones" and toking off of a bong, right there in what the students call "The Drunken Gardens" (Sunken Gardens, according to the College), when I happened to notice that amid the assembled multitude of tie-dyed Freaks (My People!) there were an awful lot of students and their parents really dressed up, like Sunday-Go-To-Meeting clothes, suits, ties, formal dresses, etc. Well, needless to say, the entire DeadHead community "Threw Down" all day long, and twelve hours later when the show started, I was about ready to call it a night. When the band hit the stage the crowd erupted into pandemonium. The band picked up on the energy of the legion of fans and Tore The Roof Off The Sucker, to coin a phrase. Somewhere on the internet is a photo of Bill, Jim, and Tom(Puckett), which shows them standing pre-show talking to Bill. Jim is the one in the beautiful "Skull and Roses" Levi jacket, the emblem he created himself, multi-talented guy that he is, a regular Renaissance Man himself. (I was standing next to Tom Puckett, to the left, but am sure I was cut out of the photo since I was wearing a brown t-shirt with Zappa's face screen printed on the back! (Heh, heh) Well, long story short, the parents HIGHLY OBJECTED to the fact that the campus (established 1692 by King William and Queen Mary), and thought to be a bastion of conservatism, was "littered" with a legion of Hippy Freaks. Hence, no more Grateful Dead shows at the Hall. What a shame, it was the best place to "Have a big party with a band playing." Next year they played the Hampton Coliseum, which was at first a letdown (to me) after the relative freedom of the hall. For cryin' out loud,at the Hall, security was the campus police! Hey Now! Paisley Tom reporting
April 9, 2013
Thomas Jefferson Would Be Proud
... of his alma mater, The College of William and Mary.
What great music has been produced in our 'Empire of Liberty.'
To me, the music of the Grateful Dead is musical frontier that has still not been passed, even these many years after Jerry's death.
Did you hear how pumped up he was during the opening 'half step' ???
April 9, 2013
What a great Road Trip
This show was great, the weather was perfect, we drove down from Long Island with three very dear friends, enjoyed William and Mary Colonial Williamsburg, got ready and went to the Grateful Dead show and like they say There is NOTHING LIKE A GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT.
November 11, 2012
Wow! I'm not normally a big fan of '78, but this is a scorcher of a show. One of the best of the year and you can tell the band is riding a wave of energy all the way through. Great stuff and well worth a listen. This is also a superb Matrix and has a strong "being there" quality to it.
Jeff Knorek from Nova Scotia
January 21, 2012
a must have
B-A-L-L C-R-U-S-H-I-N-G Half Step! If you dig Spring '78 shows, this recording is best of this night that I have heard.
October 17, 2010
These Boards just Rock!
I just got down with '76 William and Mary shows last nite, and this one, wow. Kick Ass remastering job by this guy Miller. Almost every board with his name under it rocks! Although, I was listening to an audience of the '76 show, this show has a mirror finish. I used to have a tape of the Fox, 4/11/78, and I love that show. The quality tape I had was prestine, if I hooked it up to my computer, it would've sounded as good as this one. Exellent work my freinds! My respects to the "Hall"!
April 15, 2008
Hot from the start
A great matrix of a great show. Starts off with an inspired half-step and doesn't let down. Highlights include LIG and Morning Dew. Only lowlight would be Donna's outburst in what is an otherwise exciting Around and Around. However her backing vocals on Bertha are very nice.
Probably a 4.5 stars, i rounded up.